Star & Dagger

Tomorrowland Blues (MRI)

Record Reviews

The three women who make up Star & Dagger put heavy music's testosterone contingent on notice. Dava She Wolf clocked time in the crazy-fun and unfortunately short-lived Cycle Sluts From Hell, while bassist Sean Yseult was the other half of White Zombie until they disbanded in 1998. The real star of debut Tomorrowland Blues is newcomer Von Hesseling, who sings over the pure, cannon-blasted Black Sabbath pop of "Freak Train" and the bluesy foghorn-rock of "In My Blood." These songs are known as soon as they hit the ear, and if this is a low-stakes band and a low-stakes album, that's just the way it should be. (Sat., 6:05pm, Emo's)

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